AB de Villiers Retirement:- South African explosive batsman AB de Villiers has decided to retire from cricket. He had already taken retirement from international cricket. But now he will not participate in leagues like IPL.
AB de Villiers announced his retirement from cricket
South African legend AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from cricket. De Villiers will also not participate in IPL 2022. Mr. 360 degree i.e. de Villiers, who won the hearts of the fans with his fast batting, retired from international cricket in the year 2018. Although after that he was participating in T20 leagues around the world. In the IPL, he was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli.
AB de Villiers’ career is unmatched
After making his international debut in 2004, AB de Villiers represented South Africa in 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20 Internationals. In all formats, he scored 20014 runs at an average of over 50 in both Tests and ODIs. In international cricket, 47 centuries were scored with his bat. De Villiers is the fastest player to score 50, 100, and 150 runs in ODI cricket. He retired from international cricket in May 2018.
Big blow to Bangalore
Let us tell you that AB de Villiers was one of the biggest match-winners of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Bangalore definitely wanted to retain him before the mega auction, but de Villiers surprised everyone by suddenly retiring. De Villiers scored 5162 runs in 184 matches at an average of 39.71 in IPL. De Villiers’ strike rate was more than 151 and his bat scored 3 centuries, 40 half-centuries.
AB de Villiers had a Great T20 Career
Under the leadership of AB de Villiers, South Africa made it to the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia. But lost to New Zealand in a thrilling match. His T20 career has also been successful. He played 340 matches and scored 9424 runs at a strike rate of 150.13.
37-year-old AB de Villiers is one of the most successful batsmen
37-year-old AB de Villiers is one of the most successful batsmen of IPL. AB scored 5162 runs in 184 IPL matches at an average of 39.70 which included three centuries and 40 half-centuries. In the first phase of IPL 2021, he scored 207 runs in 6 innings at an average of 51.75. However, AB could not leave any impact in the second leg played in UAE.